Trusted Vendors

Here is a short list of recommendations for vendors to assist you as you plan your wedding. These are people and places I have personally worked with and can recommend. This list is not complete and will be updated as I find new recommendations. 


  • Banquets of Minnesota
  • Como Park Conservatory
    • Website:
    • Email:
    • Note: Como has very strict policies, make sure you understand before signing a contract with them. To their complete credit – they are very clear and honest from the start about what you can/can’t do.
  • Holiday Inn – Lakeville
    • Contact: Heidi
    • Phone: 952-469-1134

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Hair Stylists and Skin Care

  • Caiti Shoultz
    • B.C Hair Studio, Apple Valley
    • Facebook Page
    • Services: Hair – color, cut, style, wedding up-dos, & more. Waxing – Facial & Brow
    • Phone: (612) 703-2830
  • Brooke Bygd
    • B.C Hair Studio, Apple Valley
    • Facebook
    • Services: Hair – color, cut, style, wedding up-dos, & more. Waxing – Facial & Brow
    • Phone: (612) 963-0275
  • Whitney Viestenz
    • Whitney’s Hair Studio
    • Facebook
    • Services: Hair – color, cut, style, wedding up-dos, & more. Waxing – Facial & Brow
    • Phone: (651) 460-0050
  • Reva Skin Studio
  • Lasting Impressions – Permanent Makeup
  •  Make-Up by Payton – Wedding day/Special Occasion Make-Up


Hotel Blocks

  • LivInn Hotel Fridley
    • Website:
    • Group Block Contact: Melody
    • Phone: 763-571-9440
    • Location: 5201 Central Ave NEFridleyMinnesota 55421
    • Note: Less than 1 mile from Banquets of Minnesota in Fridley. Good group discounts, special discount on bride & groom suite. Beautiful large atrium that makes for a good indoor first look/portrait location. Extra large standard rooms. Great staff!


Gifts and Other Vendors

  • Jennifer Carson
  • Adore Me 
    • Website:
    • I know one of the owners personally, the quality of products cannot be beat! The cost is amazing.  They cater to woman of every size – as the owner said to me “All women are beautiful, no matter what size, and they should all feel that way”
  • Vandalia Glassworks
    • Contact: Rachel
    • Website:
    • Email:
    • Facebook: Vandalia Glassworks
    • An alternative Unity Ceremony – create a beautiful, unique, one of a kind piece of art by combing glass – rather than sand – be a part of the process of creating that special piece as well!  Contact Rachel for details.  Prices to fit all budgets
  • Oh Sugar Studio
    • Facebook
    • Minneapolis area artist. Primarily does getting ready robes/clothes – however, did the boutonniere and corsages for my daughter’s wedding.


Recommended Etsy Sellers (based on my daughter’s wedding planning experience)


Other Resources

These are vendors/services that I have heard good things about but have personally never used their services (as of this writing!)

As with anything, be sure and do your research.

Bridal Shops

  • Luxe Bridal – Specializing in Goddess Sizes (12-32)



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